Health Beat: Asthma, allergies or something else?
13
September

By Adem Lewis / in , , , /


OUT WHY THEIR RESIDENCY TRAINING WILL TAKE THEM. THAT’S TONIGHT ON THE 6:00 NEWS. Ursula: YOU CAN’T CATCH YOUR BREATH AND THEN YOUR DOCTOR TREATS YOU FOR ASTHMA BUT IT KEEPS GETTING WORSE, NOT BETTER. THIS IS A MYSTERIOUS DISEASE THAT AFFECTS ONLY WOMEN. ASHLY CUSTER REPORTS THERE’S SOMETHING SIMPLE YOU CAN DO AND IT CHANGES YOUR LIFE. Reporter: LAST YEAR SHE LOST WHAT SHE LOVED TO DO, PLAYING OUTSIDE WITH HER FAMILY. I COULDN’T TALK IN FULL SENTENCES. I COULDN’T RUN AROUND OR PLAY WITH MY CHILDREN. I COULDN’T EVEN WALK UP THE STAIRS HOLDING ONE OF MY CHILDREN. Reporter: DOCTORS FIRST TOLD HER SHE HAD ASTHMA. NO RELIEF. THEN ALLERGIES. AGAIN, NO HELP. I MEAN HAVING TWO BOYS YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO RUN AROUND AND YOU CAN’T HAVE LACK OF ENERGY AND YOU CAN’T HAVE TROUBLE BREATHING WITH TWO LITTLE BOYS. IT WAS A LOT OF FRUSTRATION BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN TO DOCTOR AFTER DOCTOR AFTER DOCTOR SOMETIMES AND THEY FEEL LIKE THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO LIVE LIKE THIS FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. Reporter: LUCKILY SHE FOUND A DOCTOR WHO DIAGNOSED ISS, A CONDITION THAT CAUSES A WOMAN’S THROAT TO TIGHTEN. YOU CAN SEE AN AREA OF NARROWING. Reporter: THE DOCTOR DID A SURGERY. THE AIRWAYS IMMEDIATELY FEEL SO MUCH BETTER. THEY WAKE UP FROM ANESTHESIA AND SAY, WOW, I CAN BREATHE. AMAZING. I CAN WALK AROUND, RUN AND PLAY. IT’S BEEN A YEAR NOW AND I FEEL GREAT. Reporter: SHE HOPES OTHER WOMEN HAVING TROUBLE BREATHING WILL ASK IF IT’S ISS.


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